EXERCISE: Action

RichardRichard Mildly bemusedMadrid, SpainAdministrators, Vanilla Admin Posts: 19,360 moderator
edited February 11, 2011 in Street and Documentary
The theme of this exercise is action. The only limitation is that the image should convey motion or energy. How you do that is entirely up to you. Post your results, comments and insights in this thread. Let's try to wrap it up by Feb. 6.

On your marks, get set...:wink

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  • Tina ManleyTina Manley Major grins Registered Users Posts: 179 Major grins
    edited January 20, 2011
    L.a.
    O.K. I'll go first!

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    The title should be L.A. but I couldn't change it.
  • bdcolenbdcolen CaptureReality Registered Users Posts: 3,804 Major grins
    edited January 21, 2011
    Very LaLa, Tina!:D For me what makes this photo interesting is an element almost invisible upon first glance, and that's the women in the car. Without her the photo is certainly bright, and it conveys motion. But then what? The what is that little round head on the right sticking up over the door, and her surveying the scene. Very nice. And welcome back. clap.gifclap
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  • anonymouscubananonymouscuban Inner Tube Pilot Porter Ranch, CaliforniaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 4,586 Major grins
    edited January 21, 2011
    Are there rules against posting two?

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  • lizzard_nyclizzard_nyc Zygote Grinner Registered Users Posts: 4,056 Major grins
    edited January 28, 2011
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    Liz A.
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  • bbjonesbbjones Major grins Registered Users Posts: 234 Major grins
    edited January 29, 2011
    no cropping on this one -- I wouldn't have chosen it, but I like it now.
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    The goal of my photography is is the effective, original communication of a feeling expressing truth, beauty, or love.

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  • SyncopationSyncopation Gringo Registered Users Posts: 341 Major grins
    edited January 30, 2011
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    Syncopation

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  • rainbowrainbow Major grins Registered Users Posts: 2,765 Major grins
    edited January 30, 2011
    bbjones wrote: »
    no cropping on this one -- I wouldn't have chosen it, but I like it now.
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    Really like this one!
  • bbjonesbbjones Major grins Registered Users Posts: 234 Major grins
    edited January 30, 2011
    rainbow wrote: »
    Really like this one!

    Thanks, Rainbow! It's one of my favorites, too.

    I take a lot of pictures of kids, mostly those that I know well, while they are playing or reading or whatever they do -- kids in the wild as it were, not posed.

    Does that count as street/PJ? Or is it people?
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  • rainbowrainbow Major grins Registered Users Posts: 2,765 Major grins
    edited January 30, 2011
    bbjones wrote: »
    Thanks, Rainbow! It's one of my favorites, too.

    I take a lot of pictures of kids, mostly those that I know well, while they are playing or reading or whatever they do -- kids in the wild as it were, not posed.

    Does that count as street/PJ? Or is it people?

    It probably straddles the two depending on whether the "environment"/setting gives it a context or if it is just the person that could be anywhere...
  • M38A1M38A1 Curious. Very curious. Registered Users Posts: 1,317 Major grins
    edited January 30, 2011
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  • swifteyeswifteye Major grins Registered Users Posts: 156 Major grins
    edited January 30, 2011
  • SyncopationSyncopation Gringo Registered Users Posts: 341 Major grins
    edited February 3, 2011
    As suggested/requested/instructed :D

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    Syncopation

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  • M38A1M38A1 Curious. Very curious. Registered Users Posts: 1,317 Major grins
    edited February 3, 2011
    The Lance Armstrong Bikeway project at a cross path. Nikon FE/Fuji Neopan ASA100

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  • rainbowrainbow Major grins Registered Users Posts: 2,765 Major grins
    edited February 3, 2011
    M38A1 wrote: »
    The Lance Armstrong Bikeway project at a cross path. Nikon FE/Fuji Neopan ASA100

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    Very well done. I have to think of slowing the shutter speed down to play with shots like these.
  • rainbowrainbow Major grins Registered Users Posts: 2,765 Major grins
    edited February 3, 2011
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  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainAdministrators, Vanilla Admin Posts: 19,360 moderator
    edited February 7, 2011
    Well, this turned out to be harder than I thought. I mean, sure, one can get motion blur easily enough but that's not enough to make an image interesting. Maybe it's just that I've been in a winter slump, but with all the energy that's out there, I just wasn't seeing it. Anyway, here are the two that sucked the least:

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    On the brighter side, I did learn a lot about shooting in shutter priority mode. :D
  • JuanoJuano Major grins Lima, PeruRegistered Users Posts: 4,256 Major grins
    edited February 8, 2011
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    This is outstanding! Very nice
  • M38A1M38A1 Curious. Very curious. Registered Users Posts: 1,317 Major grins
    edited February 8, 2011
    rainbow wrote: »
    Very well done. I have to think of slowing the shutter speed down to play with shots like these.

    Thanks.... Shooting the film body in a lot of ways forces me to think about those kinds of things again.
  • thoththoth Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,085 Major grins
    edited February 8, 2011
    Better late than never, I always say. Well, some people say that anyway...

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    Travis
  • absamarobrivaabsamarobriva Beginner grinner Registered Users Posts: 2 Beginner grinner
    edited February 9, 2011
    Here is one of mine :
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  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainAdministrators, Vanilla Admin Posts: 19,360 moderator
    edited February 9, 2011
    Welcome to Dgrin, AbSamarobriva wave.gif. Cool shot. Glad to see you've jumped right into things here. thumb.gif
  • absamarobrivaabsamarobriva Beginner grinner Registered Users Posts: 2 Beginner grinner
    edited February 10, 2011
    Thanks a lot Richard,
    AbSamarobriva
  • damonffdamonff film Registered Users Posts: 1,894 Major grins
    edited February 10, 2011
    thoth wrote: »
    Better late than never, I always say. Well, some people say that anyway...

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    This is cool.
  • sara505sara505 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,684 Major grins
    edited February 10, 2011
  • sara505sara505 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,684 Major grins
    edited February 10, 2011
    oops, I just noticed you wanted this wrapped up by 2/5 - sorry, I'm in a time warp.
  • thoththoth Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,085 Major grins
    edited February 10, 2011
    damonff wrote: »
    This is cool.
    Thanks, Damon!
    Travis
  • PattiPatti Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,576 Major grins
    edited February 11, 2011
    I totally missed it. I just couldn't find anything worth pressing the shutter.
    The use of a camera is similar to that of a knife. You can use it to peel potatoes, or carve a flute. ~ E. Kahlmeyer
    ... I'm still peeling potatoes.

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